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Putting D.C.'s Murder Rate Into National Context

After a spike last year, D.C.'s murder rate is still climbing, but not as high as elsewhere.

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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.

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Six-Month Sentence Given To Gray Aide For Role In D.C. 'Shadow Campaign'

A former top adviser to Vincent Gray has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in an illegal, off-the-books effort that supported Gray in D.C.'s 2010 mayoral election.

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Debate Over Decriminalizing Prostitution

Last year Amnesty International called for decriminalizing the global sex trade. Since then the debate has heated up, pitting feminist against feminist, with sharply different solutions for how to protect sex workers. We look at the debate over legalizing prostitution.

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Suspect In Maryland Shootings Now In Custody, Police Say

Police said 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil was taken into custody without incident. An onlooker shared video from the arrest with WAMU 88.5.

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Virginia Restores Felons' Voting Rights

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Friday that restored voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons in the commonwealth.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Obama meets with leaders in Britain and Saudi Arabia. Five-hundred migrants are feared drowned off the Libyan coast. And Brazil's president turns to the UN for support against her impeachment. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Presidential front-runners win big in the New York primary. Michigan's attorney general files criminal charges against officials in Flint. And Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Man Who Flew Gyrocopter To Capitol Grounds Gets 4 Months In Jail

Florida resident Douglas Hughes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

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A Guilty Plea From Ex-Fairfax Cop In Death Of Unarmed Man

The ex-police officer in Fairfax who fatally shot an unarmed man in 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter.

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